Monday, April 4, 2011

Adams said that Sinn Féin veterans are "outraged" by the attack

London. .- The Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams, said today that his party veterans are "outraged" by the killing on Saturday of a young Catholic policeman, apparently by a breakaway faction of the IRA. "They have to stop that and stop now, "Adams said, addressing those who" planned, executed or protection "these terrorist acts, seeking" useless "to torpedo the peace process in the province.

"There should be a low tolerance, no justification for what happened," said Irish nationalist leader, who described the attack with a sticky bomb that blew up the police to your car, totally "futile." Adams said that what happened should not deter anyone from participating in the forthcoming elections in the province because, he explained, should not allow these individuals to "mark the political agenda" and interfere "with the peaceful, democratic process of tolerance and harmony "between the Protestant and Catholic.

Sinn Fein leader said he did not believe either that the murder would influence the recruitment of Catholics to the new police force, the PSNI, that three years after the signing of the Good Friday peace replaced the Royal Ulster Constabulary, who was then with just 8.3% of Catholics. At present, the percentage of Catholics in Northern Ireland's police line to 30%, which does not prevent the police have abandoned their policy of recruiting so-called 50/50, which has hitherto parity between Catholics and Protestants agents.

This measure has been strongly criticized by the nationalist community, which pointed out that the percentage of Catholic officers is still below the representation of its population in Northern Irish society, which is slightly above 40%. On Saturday, Chief Minister Northern Ireland, Peter Robinson, urged young Catholics not allowed to discourage enlistment in the police "who have nothing to offer to our society." The deputy principal, the nationalist Martin McGuinness, who visited the house last night the family of slain police accused the terrorists of "betraying the community" and said it had "no role in our future." The assassination was also condemned by British Prime Minister, David Cameron, who called it a "wicked and cowardly crime that will not get back to Northern Ireland to its dark and bloody past." The convictions came even from the United States, whose Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said that the perpetrators as "cowardly act represent the failures of the past and go against the achievements, aspirations and the collective will of the people of Northern Ireland."

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